Thursday, 31 March 2011

Science Fiction and Fantasy Events in Toronto, April 2011

These events are from the science fiction & fantasy calendar I've started.  If you have an event that's not listed, email me and I'll put it on the calendar.  While I try to get the details correct, always check the links to confirm event information. And I'll be updating this post as I learn of more events.

Sunday April 3

Kelley Armstrong Reading from her young adult novel The Gathering.
Where: Indigo Yorkdale, 3401 Dufferin, Toronto,
When: 2 pm
Admission: Free

Friday April 8

Meet Sci-Fi Author Glenn Grant
Where: Lillian H. Smith Library (239 College St), Merril Collection
When: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Canadian sci-fi writer Glenn Grant - who is also the co-editor of the Canadian science fiction anthology series Northern Stars - reads from his novel and answers questions about submitting work to anthologies.

Friday April 8 - Sunday April 10

Ad Astra Conference
Where: Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites (1250 Eglington Ave. East)
When: Friday 5 pm - 12 am, Saturday 10 am - 12 am, Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
Cost: $30/day Friday and Sunday, $50/day Saturday, $70 weekend + HST

Saturday April 9 - Sunday 10

Toronto ComiCon (Note, this is not the Wizard's World Comic Con, which was in March)
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) 255 Front Street. West  (*Note: their site says North Building, the MTCC site says South Building)
When: Saturday 11 - 6 pm, Sunday 11 - 5 pm
Admission is FREE on both days. No coupons required! 

Monday April 11

Where: The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West)
When: 7 - 10 pm (doors open at 7, event starts at 7:30)
Cost: $5 or Free with book purchase
Dark genre fiction authors Gemma Files, Claude Lalumière, Brent Hayward and David Nickle become dealers in a fans vs. authors Blackjack game to launch new ChiZine publications A Rope of Thorns, The Door to Lost Pages, The Fecund’s Melancholy Daughter, and Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism. Enjoy a performance of “Lost Myths” as Claude Lalumière reads against a soundscape composed and performed by Matthew Burton aka DJ Komodo accompanied by artwork by Rupert Bottenberg.

Tuesday April 12

Chiaroscuro Reading Series: The Robs Take Toronto (Robert Shearman, Robert-Paul Weston & Robert Priest)
Where: Augusta House (152 Augusta Avenue, Toronto)
When:8 - 11 pm

Thursday April 28 - Sunday May 1

Globe and Mail Open House Festival
Writers and thinkers including Izzeldin Abuelaish, Jim Bryson, Karen Armstrong and Jane Urquhart come together for readings and discussions.
Benefit for: Child Soldiers Initiative/Frontier College/Toronto Public Library
Where: multiple locations
When: varies by talk
Cost: $15/talk, $100 Salon Passes for all talks

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